WeeklyUpdates/2010-03-29

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

I nominate Tobias Markus for his work on the Mozmill project by updating all existing tests to new API calling conventions. -- Henrik Skupin

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 29 March

Tuesday, 30 March

Wednesday, 31 March

Thursday, 1 April

Friday, 2 April

  • Testday on Tab Matches Awesomebar! For more information, take a look at our event details page.

Next Week

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Spread Firefox Education Toolkit
Sarah Doherty
Spread Firefox Education Toolkit
PDF of presentation
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edutoolkit
Twitter Experiment
Kadir Topal
The one about SUMOs outreach to users on Twitter
PDF of presentation
Experiment details
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Google Summer of Code kickoff
Gerv Markham/Chris Hofmann
A quick run-down on what Summer of Code is, how Mozilla is connected and how you can be involved. Student applications open today.
none
SoC Ideas List
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Mozilla Labs "Contacts in the Browser" experiment
Michael Hanson
Labs has released an experimental addon that brings personal contact information into the browser. Demo!
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Status Updates By Team

Firefox

You only get one this week - for more details watch planet firefox.

  • OMG - Tab Matches in awesomebar!
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Gecko

Branch work: Firefox 3.5.x / Firefox 3.6.x / Thunderbird 3.0.x

  • Firefox 3.6.3 shipping on Friday, 4/2/2010 as a chemspill security update.

Old Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x

Thunderbird

  • 3.1b2/3.1 feature/string freeze intended for last Tuesday slipped
  • next steps:
    • get migration assistant and filter bar changes ready for feedback
    • have tb2 -> tb3 test day for feedback (thursday, we hope)
    • set the new freeze date

SeaMonkey

Mobile

IT

  • graphs.mozilla.org issues bug 553590 memory exhaustion issues
  • NetApp OS Upgrades - April 17

Release Engineering

  • releases:
    • 3.6.2 short-cycled last week
    • 3.5.9, 3.0.19 on track for tomorrow
  • nightly updates now generated on build slaves for m-c: bug 511967
    • l10n builds now get nightly updates up to 12 hours sooner
    • facilitates offering updates for project branches

QA

Planned this week

QA All
  • Complete and lock down team and individual Q2 Goals
  • More interviews (phone and onsite)
Test Execution
  • Prioritize and assign for testing the following releases
    • 3.6.3plugin2(Lorentz)
    • 3.6.3 security update
    • 3.7alpha4
  • Test planning for Mobile 1.1 Release.
Web QA
  • AMO 5.9 planning in progress. Planning doc is here
QA Community
  • Setup for Bug Day, Apr 6

Accomplished last week

Test Execution
  • Tested and shipped 3.6.2 one week early
  • Spent Friday with rushed testing of Lorentz build (3.6.3plugin1).
Web QA
  • AMO 5.8 went live on Tuesday
  • Certified SUMO 1.5.2 for Mobile and 1.5.3 for Desktop; will push those on 3/30
QA Community
  • very sucessfull meetup in Munich with ~ 40 People - gave Talk and Demos
  • I would like to nominate Tobbi as friend of the tree. He did a great job last week on updating all of our Mozmill tests to the new assertJS calling convention.
  • Hosted Mt.View QA meetup and presented the new features for 3.7
  • Marco Zehe was able to attend the CSUN conference in San Diego even with the BA airline strikes. The conference was a hit, see Marco's blog for a recap.
  • Review of new QMO mockup pages

Development Infrastructure and Automation

  • We have a Purify machine for inclusion into our valgrind/purify unitesting setup. We will be attempting to integrate it this week
  • HAL Reftest is now named Grafx Bot, thanks to some awesome brainstorming with our Marketing folks.
  • We are working out our next set of tasks and sprints for Q2 this week
  • More information is always here.

Security

Marketing/PR

PR

Events

  • Developer Summit - Caching - April 5, 2010; Mountain View, CA.  We will have a meeting at Mozilla HQ to discuss caching in the browsers.
  • ROFLCon II April 30 - May  1, 2010; Boston, MA.  We have a join sponsorship with the Mozilla Foundation and will be live streaming and archiving the event with HTML5 open video.
  • Processing.js Boston - April 10, 2010; Boston, MA.  Looking into putting together an event with the Processing.js team.
  • JSConf.US April 17-18, 2010; Washington, DC.  We are sponsoring this event.  We will also have Mitcho, one of our Jetpack Ambassadors conducting a Jetpack talk and putting together Jetpack hacking session in the lounge.
  • e27 echelon 2010 June 1-2, 2010; Singapore.  Gen will be participating in this event.
  • GUADEC 2010 - July 24-30, 2010; Netherlands.  We are sponsoring at the bronze level.  More information to come soon.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 - Looking over sponsorship opportunities.

Creative Team

Community Marketing

  • Spread Firefox Education Toolkit: Today we launched the Firefox Education Toolkit so anyone can go out and teach people about Mozilla and Firefox.
    • The toolkit contains everything you'll need - including a set of print pieces, videos and presentations - to conduct events, presentations, Firefox booths and more!
    • The print and presentation materials are currently localized in three languages; English, Spanish and Portuguese (Brasil).
    • Information on how to localize these materials will be coming soon.
      • If you'd like to host an event with the new kit, please register it here. Be sure to select "Firefox Education."
      • Swag requests can also be made here for your events.
  • Community Marketing Call: Next call is Wednesday March 31st at 10 a.m. PST/17:00 UTC. Please send agenda items to sarah@mozilla.com.
  • Community Spotlight/Best Practices: Please help us collect case studies on all the great stuff you've done from events to marketing campaigns to design work. Please submit it here.

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

  • Bespin Embedded 0.6.3 was released on March 26th. Notably, it fixes a bug in the "Customizable" package's dryice tool that prevented dryice from producing functional builds of Bespin.

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Mayumi Matsuno joins the Marketing team and will work as Senior Product Marketing Manager Mozilla Labs
  • Michael Verdi joins the SUMO team as Support Content Manager!
    • Say hello to him in #sumo -- his IRC nickname is michaelverdi :)
  • Chris Jung joins the Metrics team. Chris is a recent Stanford grad joining us as a full-time contractor dedicated to Test Pilot analysis. Check out Chris' initial blog posts.

Foundation Updates

Roundtable